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By Mitch Albom

From the writer who's encouraged hundreds of thousands around the globe with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The 5 humans You Meet in Heaven comes his so much ingenious novel but, The Time Keeper--a compelling fantasy in regards to the first guy in the world to count number the hours.
The guy who grew to become Father Time.

In Mitch Albom's most modern paintings of fiction, the inventor of the world's first clock is punished for attempting to degree God's maximum reward. he's banished to a cave for hundreds of years and compelled to hear the voices of all who come after him looking extra days, extra years. ultimately, together with his soul approximately damaged, Father Time is granted his freedom, in addition to a paranormal hourglass and a venture: an opportunity to redeem himself by way of educating earthly humans the genuine which means of time.

He returns to our world--now ruled by way of the hour-counting he so innocently began--and commences a trip with not going companions: one a teenage woman who's approximately to renounce on lifestyles, the opposite a prosperous previous businessman who desires to stay endlessly. to avoid wasting himself, he needs to retailer them either. and forestall the area to do so.

Told in Albom's signature spare, evocative prose, this remarkably unique story will encourage readers all over the place to re-evaluate their very own notions of time, how they spend it and the way beneficial it actually is.

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I'm afraid I will compete—that's what scares me. That's why I quit the Theatre Department. Just because I'm so horribly conditioned to accept everybody else's values, and just because I like applause and people to rave about me, doesn't make it right. I'm ashamed of it. I'm sick of it. I'm sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody. " She paused, and suddenly picked up her glass of milk and brought it to her lips. "I knew it," she said, setting it down. "That's something new. My teeth go funny on me.

It's about the only thing I've ever heard you—" "I just quit, that's all," Franny said. "It started embarrassing me. " She reflected. "I don't know. It seemed like such poor taste, sort of, to want to act in the first place. I mean all the ego. And I used to hate myself so, when I was in a play, to be backstage after the play was over. All those egos running around feeling terribly charitable and warm. Kissing everybody and wearing their makeup all over the place, and then trying to be horribly natural and friendly when your friends came backstage to see you.

Franny was annoyed. "I'm not hungry, Lane —I'm sorry. My gosh. Now, please. You order what you want, why don't you, and I'll eat while you're eating. " Lane craned his neck and caught the waiter's attention. A moment later, he ordered the chicken sandwich and the glass of milk for Franny, and snails, frogs' legs, and a salad for himself. He looked at his wrist-watch when the waiter had gone, and said, "We're supposed to be up at Tenbridge at one-fifteen, one-thirty, incidentally. No later. I told Wally we'd probably stop off for a drink and then maybe we'd all go out to the stadium together in his car.

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